A 30-year-old Monroe man wanted in connection with a two-month-old armed robbery in Barrow County was arrested last week in New York after colliding with two New York State Patrol cars during a police chase.
According to a press release issued Thursday by the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office, Raymond Smith is in the Orange County Jail in New York and is awaiting extradition to Georgia. He is a suspect in the Nov. 21, 2013 armed robbery of an employee in the Verizon Wireless store at 916 Loganville Hwy.
Smith didn’t enter the store but allegedly helped plan the robbery. The Conyers man who allegedly robbed the store's employee was arrested by Barrow County sheriff’s deputies on Dec. 18, 2013 and remains incarcerated in the Barrow County Detention Center.
Investigators say Timothy Headley, 24, threatened the employee and made off with about $12,000 worth of merchandise. He was charged with false imprisonment, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, terroristic threats, and armed robbery, according to the press release.